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Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:37:42 PM »
Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...

After 9 1/2 months of waiting my LX 450 is finally here. To be fair, if I'd stuck with the original gas powered version and no debarker, It would have been ready in July. But They told me if I wanted to wait a couple more weeks I could get a debarker. Then they had the diesel figured out and I could wait another couple months.... which, because of issues requiring the tier 4 diesel, took longer than planned. The weather caused some other issues getting the truck in their yard to unload, so training was delayed till today. For some odd reason they won't turn you loose without training...

So ya, I know... pictures...





I carefully measured this sucker at the show, and it has a greater capacity than the LT50 wide or LT70 wide. It has the dual hydraulic pumps of the LT40 super, that are really fast compared to my LT35 hyd. It is very nicely put together with some pretty stout components. A couple minor hiccups cropped up, but they will be easily addressed once it's installed in my sawmill shed, leveled, and bolted down. This will always be a stationary mill at my facility.

One issue I kick myself about is that this sucker goes way higher above the rails than I thought it would. I may be vertically challenged in my mill shed. I guess I'll know in a couple hours....

I still can't quite figure out why this mill is priced so cheaply. It's a huge step up from a 40 series, and matches the speed of the super, for way less money. I'm not complaining though.

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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 08:39:43 PM »
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:53:42 PM »
Congratulations, its very nice! 
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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 09:24:33 PM »
Congrats that is one sweet mill.

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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 09:29:18 PM »
Hey hey nice!  With your fabrication skills you'd be one of the members that I wouldn't worry about with sawmill shed modifications.  Little jacking here, some custom welded braces there and your roof has gained 2 feet.  I am actual curious to see how you deal with the height challenge but am very pleased you've got the new mill.  Congrats!

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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:36:34 PM »
Very nice,  8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:37:49 PM »
Congratulations - keep us posted on the real world production she will do. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 10:56:56 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 12:46:15 AM »
WOW, thatís a beauty Stuart! Congratulations on the new mill. That head and carriage design along with the bed looks so much different than most Wood-Mizer mills (Kinda resembles a TK mill) :o :o :o. Keep us posted on how it performs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 03:50:48 AM »
Congratulations, thatís a fine looking unit!
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 08:06:05 AM »
Very nice
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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 09:00:19 AM »
Congratulations SC.  I'll look forward to hearing your reports back on its performance
after a couple/few hundred hours of run time.

Question on your tier 4, what diesel is it and does it require any DEF ?

It's a current thread here
tier 4 diesel ? in Sawmills and Milling

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Re: Woo, Hoo Mx LX450 Diesel is finally here...
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 03:59:19 PM »
It's a Yanmar tier 4. No DEF required, but it does have an automatic regen cycle that can apparantly be delayed when it pops up. The manual says it requires no change in operation. In theory, the mill shouldn't lose any power during regen, but the exhaust will get a lot hotter. I guess we'll just have to see how it works out. The engine looks massive and is quite a bit louder than the Kohler on my LT35. It's not objectionable, but my wife keeps wandering out thinking another semi truck has arrived that she needs to unload...

It's under cover now, but oddly it's soaked from the condensation with all the rain and cold. I'll get some pictures after I get some pads bolted down and weld the sucker to the floor. The head moves fast enough, and is heavy enough that the the mill creeps about 1/2" on every return of the head (further if it taps the end stop...). So far only a couple minor issues have cropped up that should be easy to fix.
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 06:45:43 PM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 09:54:04 PM »
We had a truck in for service at a garage once when one of the other trucks went into regen, set off the fire suppression system and filled the entire facility with foam. Personally I would be concerned with a regen cycle in a dusty environment, time will tell I guess.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 10:27:10 PM »
Congratulations. Looks like a very nice mill .
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2017, 12:51:07 AM »
Drooling right now, congratulations on a beautiful piece of machinery.  My John Deere tractor has a Yanmar 4 cylinder with the Regen cycle and no DEF.  You can continue to work through the Regen cycle with no noticable loss in power.  The exhaust tune sounds a bit different and temp goes up a bit but that's it.  More soot builds up at lower RPM speed.  If you keep it working over 2500 RPM the time between cycling is longer.  My tractor usually goes into Regen cycle when soot percentage is 80.

Again let us know how well the mill works out.  Whenever I retire from my day job I want to get a diesel mill like the LX 450.

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2017, 06:08:00 AM »
It looks like a keeper.  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2017, 07:08:48 AM »

 Good to see their going with a Yanmar diesel.  Nice mill  . Steve
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2017, 09:48:14 AM »
We had a truck in for service at a garage once when one of the other trucks went into regen, set off the fire suppression system and filled the entire facility with foam. Personally I would be concerned with a regen cycle in a dusty environment, time will tell I guess.

Theres been more then one hayfield set on fire because of those stupid dpf. The 6.4 PS was the one most commonly stated as the culprit around here. Apparently you can't delay the regen on a stock 6.4 and it kinda sneaks up on ya.
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